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Completion Ceremony Held For Bridge Reconstruction In Cul-De-Sac Basin


The Completion Ceremony for the Project for Reconstruction of Bridges in Cul-De-Sac Basin, Saint Lucia was held at 9:30 a.m. on December 15, 2022 in Cul-De-Sac Saint Lucia.

This reconstruction of climate resilient infrastructure was supported by a grant of 1.53 billion Japanese Yen (approximately 14 million US dollars) from the Government of Japan, and will strengthen vital transport infrastructure at the community and national levels through minimizing the impact of severe weather by preventing bridge closures.

The Government of Japan was represented by Mr. KAMADA Yasuhiko, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Japan who was joined for the event by the Honourable Philip J. Pierre, Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Deputy Prime Minister, the Honourable Stephenson King, Senior Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Transport, Physical Development and Urban Renewal, the Honourable Joachim Andre Henry, Parliamentary Representative for Castries South East and Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment and Mr. MIMURA Ichiro, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Saint Lucia Office, among other representatives of Saint Lucia and JICA Saint Lucia Office.

The reconstructed bridge measures 81 meters and is 3 meters higher than the previous structure and will thus prevent closures of this vital artery in Saint Lucia’s road traffic network even in cases of heavy rains and flooding.

This project improves the country’s infrastructural resilience, as well its socio economic resilience to the impact of weather events.

Government of Japan will continue to offer its support in various areas such as disaster prevention, environment, energy, waste management and fisheries in order to promote resilience and prosperity in Caribbean countries, further enhancing the cooperative and friendly relations between our countries.

SOURCE: Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago 

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  1. The hypocrisy!
    This is what now constitutes ‘progress’ in crime riddled St Lucia.
    PR and completion ceremonies for projects started under the UWP..
    So forget about the price of fuel with the tens of millions gouged from taxpayers every month by the SLP parasites. Forget about the food inflation and crime , we have a road built.
    Piere and hillaire and king and fredericks are all over the place issuing press releases as the country crumbles. Almost 2 years into their term and no investments, a sluggish economy and murders through the roof.
    Thank you Japan for your selfless contribution to our welfare. We appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness. You are a friend indeed in a time of need.
    It is a pity our so called leaders do not have your sense of decency.

  2. Is that the bridge The UWP said will cost 41 million dollars? If Guy was there how much would have been used? Juke Bois, can you tell us?

  3. “Gar Boo den King ” – I think they should give King Minister of Health so he can lead by example – just my opinion.

  4. The ignorance display when, you are not informed. This project began before 202016/21 but due to deliberate misinformation we are on the grandiose stage displaying our ignorance.


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